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H.R. 4302 (113th): Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014

About the bill

Section 212 of this bill pushed back the deadline to implement the ICD-10 code set to October 1, 2015. The Cutting Costly Codes Act of 2013, which would prevent ICD-10 from being implemented at all without further Congressional approval, has been introduced in House and Senate.

The ICD, which is maintained by the World Health Organization (WHO), is a health care classification system that helps internationally track, diagnose, and treat health problems. It is used for the WHO’s statistical tracking and resource allocation to member states. ICD-9 was ratified in 1975. ICD-10 was completed in 1992 and entered use in other countries starting in 1994.

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) code set is the U.S. method for implementing the ICD. These codes help doctors diagnose patients and …

Sponsor and status

Joseph Pitts

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 16th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 2, 2014
Length: 45 pages
Mar 26, 2014
113th Congress (2013–2015)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Apr 1, 2014

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on April 1, 2014.

Pub.L. 113-93

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Maloney calls for long-term “doc-fix” to protect seniors’ access to doctors in wake of another temporary extension of Medicare physician payments
    — Rep. Carolyn Maloney [D-NY12] on Mar 28, 2014

Obama signs into law Welch legislation that provides relief to hospitals serving seniors
    — Rep. Peter Welch [D-VT] on Apr 1, 2014

Larson Opposes Patch, Agrees with Doctors
    — Rep. John Larson [D-CT1] on Mar 27, 2014

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Mar 26, 2014

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Mar 27, 2014
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Mar 31, 2014
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Apr 1, 2014
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4302 (113th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4302. This is the one from the 113th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2013 to Jan 2, 2015. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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